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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Hey Cuz, I Mean Mr. President
Thanks to stumbling on my parents' names in a genealogy online, I discovered for the first time that I've acquired new relatives.
An email exchange to the person who posted it confirms that the daughter of one of my first cousins married into this family. But in first trying to figure out why my parents were part of this family tree, I followed one of the branches to find some familiar names: George Bush, George W. Bush. Yeah, those Bushes.
So I am distantly related to the Bushes, which means I am even more distantly related to the Clintons and the Obamas, because they are all related.
So, however distantly, I am related to the last four Presidents of the United States, and maybe the next one.
And not one of them invited me to Thanksgiving dinner.